Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Crews from Station Islamorada and Station Marathon transit from Fort Myers, Florida, to Islamorada, Florida, Sept. 12, 2017 aboard response boat-mediums.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ORLANDO, Fla. – All Coast Guard small-boat and cutter search and rescue assets in addition to essential personnel assigned...

Cutter Waesche returns home after interdicting $266 million of cocaine during counterdrug mission

Cutter Waesche returns home after interdicting $266 million of cocaine during counterdrug mission
USCG File Photo ALAMEDA, Calif. – The 126-member crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif. following a 58-day, 12,000 nautical-mile deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Monday. Since Waesche’s departure from Alameda on April 22, the cutter patrolled international waters off the coast of Central America, disrupting Transnational Organized Crime...

Coast Guard welcomes newly-commissioned National Security Cutter to Alameda homeport

Coast Guard welcomes newly-commissioned National Security Cutter to Alameda homeport
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns to homeport in Alameda, Calif., April 6, 2017 after being commissioned in Seattle April 1. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755), the military service’s newly-commissioned National Security Cutter, and crew arrived at its homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to arrive in Seattle for commissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to arrive in Seattle for commissioning
Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, a 418-foot National Security Cutter, and its small boat transit the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 12, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Courtney Fussell. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro, the military service’s newest National Security Cutter, will be arriving in Seattle Wednesday in advance of the vessel being commissioned into service to...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to host tours in Honolulu Saturday

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to host tours in Honolulu Saturday
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) is scheduled to host public tours at Aloha Tower in Honolulu, Saturday from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. The Munro, homeported in Alameda, California, is the sixth Legend-class National Security Cutter of the Coast Guard and the second cutter named after Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro, the only Coast Guard member to ever receive the Medal of Honor....

Welcome home to Charleston, Cutter James!

Welcome home to Charleston, Cutter James!
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James is greeted by friends and family as they moor up in their new homeport of Charleston, S.C., for the first time, Aug. 28, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann) CHARLESTON – The Coast Guard Cutter James, the second National Security Cutter for the East Coast, arrived Friday to its inaugural homeport in Charleston. During...

Public Invited to Tour Coast Guard’s Newest National Security Cutter

Public Invited to Tour Coast Guard’s Newest National Security Cutter
NSC 5 James on builders trials in the Gulf of Mexico March 30, 2015. BOSTON – The Coast Guard’s latest 418-foot National Security Cutter, James (WSML 754), is scheduled to arrive at Coast Guard Base Boston, Monday to celebrate the 225th birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard. The public is invited to tour the new cutter on Tuesday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Base Boston. The commissioning ceremony...

Coast Guard formally accepts fifth national security cutter

Coast Guard formally accepts fifth national security cutter
​Capt. Andrew Tiongson, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter James, signs paperwork that formally accepts delivery of the Cutter James, next to Ashley Lewis, Coast Guard head of contracting activity, during a ceremony on the flight deck of the cutter at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss., June 5, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega) PORTSMOUTH,...

5th National Security Cutter, James, completes acceptance trials

5th National Security Cutter, James, completes acceptance trials
The fifth Ingalls-built U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, James sea trials. Photo by Lance Davis/Huntington Ingalls Industries PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The fifth National Security Cutter, James, successfully completed several days of rigorous acceptance trials Thursday to ensure the cutter meets its contractual requirements and is ready for delivery to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard and the U.S....